New Delhi, July 29 : People from Muslim community took to streets in New Delhi on Tuesday to protest against last week's serial bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad allegedly by Islamic militants.
The agitators, who gathered near the historical Jantar Mantar in the heart of the city, shouted slogans voicing the anguish over the loss of several human lives in the blasts spree the country has witnessed in recent times.
The protesters demanded stern action against those involved in heinous crime of killing innocent people.
"Whatever is happening in the country is not right. We demand that perpetrators of such crimes should not merely be given punishments like life imprisonment but they should be hanged so that rest of them learn the appropriate lesson," said Mohammad Mustaqueem, member of All India Muslim Youth Anti Terrorist Forum.
The 16 bombings, claiming 45 lives, in Ahmedabad on Saturday came a day after blasts in the IT hub of Bangalore in which one woman died, sparking criticism that authorities were lax in probing militant groups that were using increasingly brazen tactics.
India has often accused militant groups from Pakistan and Bangladesh of helping local militants to carry out a wave of bombings in recent years, with targets ranging from mosques to Hindu temples to busy market places.